Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene

College Students Evacuated Before Hurricane Irene Hits

It’s been called the storm of the century, and last Thursday, Hurricane Irene forced thousands of students along the East Coast to evacuate their college campuses and head home to find a secure place to wait out the storm.

One school that was forced to evacuate was the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Classes had only started two days before the evacuation was implemented, but the main issue was keeping the students safe, so on Thursday, the school sent out texts, emails, and phone calls to students to tell them that they must be off campus by noon the next day.

Obviously, this caused problems for some students who couldn’t find a way to get home and it also caused some anxious feelings for most of the students.

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